Stamford Bridge ready to make bumper offer for Brazilian.
Andre Villas-Boas has put Brazil wonderboy Neymar at the top of his Christmas wish list.
The Chelsea manager has been asked by owner Roman Abramovich to oversee a major overhaul of the Stamford Bridge playing resources.
The 19-year-old striker will not come cheaply, but he is the star name that the Blues want to recruit as they prepare for a new golden era.
Neymar is due to play for his club Santos in today’s World Club Championship final against Barcelona in Japan.He scored nine goals in just 15 appearances for Brazil and is one of the hottest properties in world football.
Sources in Brazil claim the youngster will only be sold if one of the pursuing clubs shells out around £45million. An excessive amount for a teenager, but there’s no doubting his ability.
SOURCE: Sunday Mirror
It seems highly unlikely Neymar will leave Santos in January, not least because the youngster signed a contract extension last month, and indeed Chelsea may struggle to win the race for the teenager given that La Liga pair Barcelona and Real Madrid are reportedly also keen on the 19 year old.
Blues owner Roman Abramovich is apparently keen to flex his financial muscles next month as he looks to make up ground on league leaders and big spenders Man City. However the ability to pick up the best talents in Europe, and South America, is slightly compromised by the West London side’s average start to the season.